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How Much Does A Commercial Litigation Lawyer Make?
How Much Does A Commercial Litigation Lawyer Make? In The Washington Dc Area?
Not as much as you think.
Choosing a career is one of life's most important and difficult decisions.
The legal profession is dramatically changing and is in absolute CRISIS!!! Job searching in this vocational field has changed DRASTICALLY in the last five years. And, every year, more and more people graduate from law school, but there are fewer and fewer jobs. Even the largest and most reputable law firms are experiencing unprecedented cutbacks. I don't expect the situation to improve in the coming years.....
Be aware of what you are proposing on getting yourself into. Please do more research first. Reminder: We are in a World-wide Recession. Consider career paths that have available JOBS.<<<<<
Warning> Jobs in the field of Law are drying up fast!! This is just not a good field to invest time and/or money into. This is a SHRINKING, crumbling, and dying vocational field. Many reasons. We now have computers. So, many people today (mistakenly) think they can do their own legal work, thanks to the Internet. Also, there are a lot of companies out there making very efficient legal software for the field of Law. Today's graduating lawyers tend to be very computer savvy, so they just do the work themselves to save themselves the cost of overhead. Also, the "Public" buys this legal software in order to get legal work done without the cost of an Attorney. Also, we simply already have way too many Legal Professionals - we have an absolute glut!! ("Legal Professionals" includes, but is not limited to: Attorneys/Lawyers, Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc)
Sites like legalzoom.com have taken away work that many small-time attorneys/lawyers would do.
The field of Law has a mystique that actually exceeds reality. The field of Law is an overrated career - mostly by television. There are many myths regarding the field of Law: working as a Lawyer is mentally challenging (Actually, most work as an attorney involves routine paperwork: research, cite checking, drafting documents, and document review. Attorneys need to write down and track every activity they do, all day long [in 6 to 15 minutes increments, depending on the billing system] - a painstaking but necessary task), being an attorney is thrilling, high-powered, and glamorous (remember: television is FICTION - the fictional lawyers on TV are ACTORS - the majority of work that an attorney does, does not happen in a courtroom), law students think that because they are good at arguing they will become great attorneys (actually being a great attorney is more in one's ability to mediate between differing sides and bringing them to agreement), as a lawyer I can correct injustices (actually legal decisions are more about reaching compromises than about right vs. wrong), guaranteed financial success (actually when salaries are compared, you also need to account for cost-of living expenses [most large law firms are in large cities - the bigger the city, the more cost-of-living expenses will be], payment of debts accrued while attending law school, and time needed to build a client base. Many large law firms require lawyers to work 60-80 hours per week.).
Cost of law school to be lawyer, approx $150,000+.
Be prepared to take on a LOT of debt!!!<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
There are no jobs in this vocational field. My family, coworkers, friends, acqaintances, etc. have been laid off left and right in this vocational field.
Employers (usually law firms) in the field of Law today want employees with degrees from traditional colleges/universities. Those "certificates" you see advertised aren't worth the paper they are printed on - they are generally scams. (I found this out the hard way.) Also, the law school's program needs to be accredited by the American Bar Association - if it isn't, you are just wasting your time/money.
Even if you finish law school, you won't be able to find a job when you are done. Since this vocational field is shrinking, many new attorneys/lawyers are, themselves, having to work "down" as Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc, to simply try to keep some of their bills paid <<this would be your competition. And the competition is fierce!!
Now... the law schools know this, but they won't tell you the truth >that the job market/economy is just SATURATED with way too many Legal Professionals. Instead the schools will feed you a fairytale and will LIE to you. The root of the problem is we have too many law schools. We are in a recession, and the schools are fighting for their own survival - they will tell students anything to get to the students' money. (Which is why they won't tell you the truth about the job market for the field of Law.) And these schools continue to recruit and churn out even more graduates.............Remember: law schools are BUSINESSES - their top concern is making money for themselves.
>>>>>THE MOST IMPORTANT THING (and I can't stress this enough): You ESPECIALLY have to beware of the bogus, inflated law school salary/job stats given out by law schools and by the Bureau of Labor!!!*****<<<<<
If you don't believe me, then just do a SEARCH here on Yahoo Answers to see what other posters are saying about the current status of the field of Law. Call some local law firms - ask to speak to the Manager of Human Resources - ask them if they are hiring; ask them what they think about job availability in the field of Law..................
In the book "So You Want to be a Lawyer?" by Marianne Calabrese and Susanne Calabrese (ISBN 0-88391-136-1): "The United States has more lawyers than any other country in the world. About 38,000 students graduate >each year< from the 200+ law schools in the United States. The competition is very keen for jobs and clients." - Even Associate Justice Antonin Scalia (who served on the U.S. Supreme Court for more than 20 years) says there are too many lawyers. (9/14/2008)
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If you want a job when you are done with your studies, consider and look into the fields of: >>>Healthcare, Information Technology, Law ENFORCEMENT, environmentalism, emergency planning, accounting, education, entertainment, utilities, home-car-commercial-industrial repairs, vice industries, clergy, and/or debt collection. I spoke to a career counselor from Jobs and Family Services, and HE told me that these areas are where the jobs are, and future job opportunities/availability....and scholarships.
(This is based on my current knowledge, information, belief, and life experiences. This was intended as personal opinion, and not intended to be used as legal advice. Please be careful and do your research.)
Personal Injury Claim Question...?
I Slipped And Fell On A Lemon Wedge On The Floor Of The Lobby Of A Local Casino. My Knee Twisted And Mangled Behind Me And It Hurt Sooooo Bad! I Went To The Er And While There Was Nothing Broken He Suspects That I'Ve Torn My Acl. I'M Making An Appt. With An Ortho This Week. The Casino Ent Filled Out A Lot Of Paperwork And Took Statements And Said They Had It All On Camera...Will A Rep From The Casino Call Me Or Should I Call Them After I See The Ortho And Have A Diagnosis? I Don'T Want To Sit Around And Wait, But I Don'T Want To Look Really Anxious For A Settlement Either. Who Usually Makes The First Move? I'D Like To Settle Without A Lawyer As I Don'T Want To Drag It Out For Years.
The casino will have insurance to cover the injuries, it may be self insurance underwritten by an insurance company but they will have insurance, before going to the doctor get the name of their insurance carrier and file all claims under their insurance, for a settlement you will have to show a loss, wages, permanent disability related to the injury, or some other monetary loss, for a claim you would be better off to expend a little time and hire a lawyer.~
My Husband And I Bought A Used Bmw 6 Months Ago With Your Standard 30 Day Warranty On Engine And Drivetrain. The Second Day We Had It The Transmission Was Slipping Out Of Gear. We Took It To The Dealer And He Has Done Nothing Even With Legal Action Pending. Recently We Have Had To File Ch 13,And Unfortunately This Guy Repo'D The Car 1 Day Before Our Case Was Filed. This Was 3 Months Ago And This Guy Refuses To Return The Car And Our Attornies Now Say They Will Have To File A Motion And Seek Sanctions Against Him. Is There A Way To Still Hold Him Accountable For The Repair Of The Transmission Which He Refused Against His Written Contract. The Estimated Cost Is 3000.00. We Have Already Put 5000.00 Dollars Towards This Car And The Total Price Was 8500.00. Thanx
Kitty, You already have legal counsel. Since you are involved in a bankruptcy proceeding everything you do should be done after consultation with your attorney. Use the expertise at your fingertips and for which you are already paying. Best of Luck.
Wills And Power Of Attorney?
If My Mum Has Power Of Attorney For My Nana, Can Another Member Of Family Make A Will For My Nana, Who Has Dementia, Without Anyone Else Knowing?
If your mother has power of attorney for her mother, she can make all decisions regarding her mother while she (nana) is alive.
Re a will, nobody can make a will for another person, ever. The will has to be signed in the presence of 2 other witnesses, so nobody can falsify the signature. If someone else is trying to make a will in her name, they are comitting a crime.
Black Judge Ask White Lawyers To Leave Court Room..?
Judge Marvin Arrington Insists He'S Not A Racist; Despite Ordering White Lawyers Out Of His Courtroom On Thursday.
The Fulton County Superior Court Judge Said He Was Just Fed Up Seeing A Parade Of Young Black Defendants In His Courtroom.
&Quot;I Came Out And Saw The Defendants, About 99.9 Percent Afro-Americans, And Some Point Time I Excused Some Of The Lawyers, Most Of Them White, And Said To The Young People In Here 'What In The World Are You Doing With Your Lives,'&Quot; He Told Wsb-Tv Channel 2 Reporter Jaquitta Williams.
Arrington Said He Thought His Message Might Have More Power If It Was Delivered To A Blacks-Only Audience.
&Quot;I Didn'T Think About Racism Or Reverse Racism, I Practiced Law For 30 Years And 75 Percent Of My Partners Were White,&Quot; He Explained.
The Judge Said The Majority Of People Who Appear Before Him Accused Of Crimes Such As Murder, Rape And Robbery Are Black And He Wanted To Do Something About It, One On One.
&Quot;I Didn'T Want Them To Think I Was Talking Down To Them; Trying To Embarrass Them Or Insult Them; Be Derogatory Towards Them And I Was Just Saying 'Please Get Yourself Together,'&Quot; He Said.
Arrington Added That He May Make A Similar Speech Next Week, But This Time He'Ll Allow Everyone To Hear It.
while i will open stating for the record that i understand why he did this, and the point of view he was coming from in principal, in practice, he used the wrong execution of the right idea......
in this instance, people need to look at the forest of public perception instead of the single tree that is the judge in front of you.
as a public servant, a judge's actions, character, ethics and integrity have to be beyond reproach....we all know that it is just the mere APPEARANCE of any kind of impropriety that will set off the public, no matter what the actual circumstances were......
i offer that from experience in the court system as well as experience in the management arena, where the same holds true...no matter what you do, you can NEVER let it appear that you are showing favor or holding out anything towards a specific group of employees that the others don't get.
and this one, based on appearances, smells like sh*it from the word go.
ask yourself this....could a white judge have gotten away with this? NO
yet, if a white judge had tried this the black community would be the ones screaming first and loudest about discrimination and double standards....
yet here we see he is applying the double standard to himself and expecting people not to judge his actions based on their appearances.
no matter what the statistics are, or how well meaning his intent was, a courtroom is a public venue and the matters that go on in there are public record, so the public should not have been excluded from his comments.....which he realized as evidenced by his final comment in your last line.
appearances people.....doesn't matter what the facts are, they just can't appear to be anything less than what they are
How To I Calculate Starting Costs For My Small Business?
I'Ve Decided My Major This Week, Busniess With A Focus In Entrepreneurship. I'Ve Known For A While That I Want To Be My Own Boss, And I'Ve Decided That I Want To Open A Head Shop. It'S Something I Am Passionate About, So Please Don'T Insult Me By Assuming This Is Some Pipe Dream Fantasy.
I Have Been Reseraching Online Since, And The Information Is Confusing. Is There Like A Guide That Tells You Specifically Where You Need To Go To Get Permits, Licenses, Etc.? I Mean, How Am I Supposed To Know What Legal Matters Go With This, I'M Not A Lawyer?!?!
Also, I Want Help Calculating My Start Up Costs. Purchasing A Location, Keeping It Running, Supplies, Furniture, Decor, Inventory, Etc... Please Help!!
Contact your local small business development center,usually at a local community college, a CPA, and a business lawyer.Go to your state website,secretary of state website, and your small business administration website.These sites and contacts will give you all you need to file all of the appropriate documents for your business.Also,go to the IRS site to look over tax implications to your business.
You should also look up and bookmark your county and city websites.The info. can be a bit much,but try to learn all you can about the business you're wanting to start.